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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: 1st INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ALGORITHMS FOR COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY, July 1-3, 2014, Tarragona, SPAIN-EXTENDED DEADLINE

http://grammars.grlmc.com/alcob2014/

AlCoB 2014


AIMS:

 AlCoB aims at promoting and displaying excellent research using string and
 graph algorithms and combinatorial optimization to deal with problems in
 biological sequence analysis, genome rearrangement, evolutionary trees, and
 structure prediction.

 The conference will address several of the current challenges in
 computational biology by investigating algorithms aimed at: 1) assembling
 sequence reads into a complete genome, 2) identifying gene structures in the
 genome, 3) recognizing regulatory motifs, 4) aligning nucleotides and
 comparing genomes, 5) reconstructing regulatory networks of genes, and 6)
 inferring the evolutionary phylogeny of species.

 Particular focus will be put on methodology and significant room will be
 reserved to young scholars at the beginning of their career.

 VENUE:

 AlCoB 2014 will take place in Tarragona, located 90 kms. to the south of
 Barcelona. The venue will be the Catalunya Campus.

 SCOPE:

 Topics of either theoretical or applied interest include, but are not
 limited to:

 Exact sequence analysis
 Approximate sequence analysis
 Pairwise sequence alignment
 Multiple sequence alignment
 Sequence assembly
 Genome rearrangement
 Regulatory motif finding
 Phylogeny reconstruction
 Phylogeny comparison
 Structure prediction
 Compressive genomics
 Proteomics: molecular pathways, interaction networks ...
 Transcriptomics: splicing variants, isoform inference and quantification,
 differential analysis 
Next-generation sequencing: population genomics, metagenomics,
 metatranscriptomics ...
 Microbiome analysis
 Systems biology

 STRUCTURE:

 AlCoB 2014 will consist of:

 invited talks
 invited tutorials
 peer-reviewed contributions

 INVITED SPEAKERS:

 Michael Galperin (National Center for Biotechnology Information, Bethesda),
 Comparative Genomics Approaches to Identifying Functionally Related Genes

 Uwe Ohler (Max-Delbrck Centre for Molecular Medicine, Berlin), Decoding
 Non-coding Regulatory Regions in DNA and RNA (tutorial)

 Jason Papin (University of Virginia, Charlottesville), Network Analysis of
 Microbial Pathogens

 PROGRAMME COMMITTEE:

 Tatsuya Akutsu (Kyoto, JP)
 Amihood Amir (Ramat-Gan, IL)
 Alberto Apostolico (Atlanta, US)
 Joel Bader (Baltimore, US)
 Pierre Baldi (Irvine, US)
 Serafim Batzoglou (Stanford, US)
 Bonnie Berger (Cambridge, US)
 Francis Y.L. Chin (Hong Kong, HK)
 Benny Chor (Tel Aviv, IL)
 Keith A. Crandall (Washington, US)
 Bhaskar DasGupta (Chicago, US)
 Joaqun Dopazo (Valencia, ES)
 Liliana Florea (Baltimore, US)
 Olivier Gascuel (Montpellier, FR)
 David Gilbert (Uxbridge, UK)
 Gaston H. Gonnet (Zurich, CH)
 Roderic Guig (Barcelona, ES)
 Dan Gusfield (Davis, US)
 Vasant Honavar (University College, US)
 Sorin Istrail (Providence, US)
 Tao Jiang (Riverside, US)
 Inge Jonassen (Bergen, NO)
 Anders Krogh (Copenhagen, DK)
 Giovanni Manzini (Alessandria, IT)
 Carlos Martn-Vide (Tarragona, ES, chair)
 Satoru Miyano (Tokyo, JP)
 Burkhard Morgenstern (Gttingen, DE)
 Shinichi Morishita (Tokyo, JP)
 Cdric Notredame (Barcelona, ES)
 Graziano Pesole (Bari, IT)
 Mark Ragan (Brisbane, AU)
 Timothy Ravasi (Thuwal, SA)
 Allen G. Rodrigo (Durham, US)
 Steven Salzberg (Baltimore, US)
 David Sankoff (Ottawa, CA)
 Thomas Schiex (Toulouse, FR)
 Joo C. Setubal (So Paulo, BR)
 Steven Skiena (Stony Brook, US)
 Peter F. Stadler (Leipzig, DE)
 Wing-Kin Sung (Singapore, SG)
 Alfonso Valencia (Madrid, ES)
 Jacques van Helden (Marseille, FR)
 Arndt von Haeseler (Vienna, AT)
 Lusheng Wang (Hong Kong, HK)
 Limsoon Wong (Singapore, SG)
 Xiaohui Xie (Irvine, US)
 Dong Xu (Columbia, US)
 Zohar Yakhini (Santa Clara, US)
 Alex Zelikovsky (Atlanta, US)
 Michael Q. Zhang (Dallas, US)

 ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:

 Adrian Horia Dediu (Tarragona)
 Carlos Martn-Vide (Tarragona, chair)
 Bianca Truthe (Magdeburg)
 Florentina Lilica Voicu (Tarragona)

 SUBMISSIONS:

 Authors are invited to submit non-anonymized papers in English presenting
 original and unpublished research. Papers should not exceed 12 single-spaced
 pages (including eventual appendices) and should be formatted according to
 the standard format for Springer Verlag's LNCS series (see
http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0).

 Submissions have to be uploaded to:

https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=alcob2014

 PUBLICATIONS:

 A volume of proceedings published by Springer in the LNCS/LNBI series will
 be available by the time of the conference.

 A special issue of IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and
 Bioinformatics (TCBB, 2012 impact factor: 1.616) will be later published
 containing peer-reviewed extended versions of some of the papers contributed
 to the conference. Submissions to it will be by invitation.

 REGISTRATION:

 The period for registration is open from September 21, 2013 to July 1, 2014.
 The registration form can be found at:

http://grammars.grlmc.com/alcob2014/Registration.php

 DEADLINES:

 Paper submission: February 11, 2014 (23:59 CET)  EXTENDED 
Notification of paper acceptance or rejection: March 15, 2014
 Final version of the paper for the LNCS/LNBI proceedings: March 22, 2014
 Early registration: March 29, 2014
 Late registration: June 17, 2014
 Starting of the conference: July 1, 2014
 End of the conference: July 3, 2014
 Submission to the post-conference TCBB special issue: October 3, 2014

 QUESTIONS AND FURTHER INFORMATION:

 florentinalilica.voicu@urv.cat

 POSTAL ADDRESS:

 AlCoB 2014
 Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics (GRLMC)
 Rovira i Virgili University
 Av. Catalunya, 35
 43002 Tarragona, Spain

 Phone: +34 977 559543
 Fax: +34 977 558386

 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:

 Departament dEconomia i Coneixement, Generalitat de Catalunya
 Universitat Rovira i Virgili